The Bobby Valentine Syndrome / History Revisited
It's on people.....
I was listening to the Dan Patrick show today and he brought up one big point that certainly is on my mind. My one fear for the game is Willie over thinking things and trying to do too much instead of letting things play out. Bobby Valentine was the king of over managing and simply trying to do too much instead of letting his players do their thing. I'm not saying Willie should wait until Perez gives up six before he is yanked, but he needs to put his faith in the erratic lefty and his team that netted 97 wins. We know he will have a short hook with Perez on the mound, but I would hate to see him get pulled in the first if he gets into a bit of trouble. They will undoubtedly need the bullpen's help tonight to get this done, but they need some innings out of Perez too.
A statement to Oliver Perez:
Well, Oliver Perez is not a thinker. Oliver Perez is a pitcher. He is a do-er, and that's what you need to do. You don't need to think. You need to pitch. You need velocity. You need to go out there, and you need to get pumped. You need to fire it up. You need to grab ahold of that line between velocity and chaos, and you need to wrestle it to the ground like a demon cobra. And then, when the fear rises up in your belly, you use it. And you know that fear is powerful, because it has been there for billions of years! And it is good! And you use it! And you ride it; you ride it like a skeleton horse through the gates of hell, and then you win, Ollie! You WIN! And you don't win for anybody else. You win for you, you know why? Because a man takes what he wants. He takes it all. And you're a man, aren't you? Aren't you?!
Anyone know what that's from? Bonus points if you do.
I yanked this from the Amazin' Avenue comments section:
That's right: What Hintz spotted -- and what Uni Watch and countless other researchers had missed over the years -- was that Bill Buckner was wearing a Chicago Cubs batting glove under his first baseman's mitt. (And no, that's not a Photoshop job -- it's the real deal.)
The poor Red Sox. It's bad enough they were saddled with one curse; they didn't know they were actually fighting two of them. No wonder Buckner missed that ball. He never had a chance.
One of the best reads in a while and it is mind boggling how it went unnoticed for so long.